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5-year-old girl ‘gang-raped’ by teenagers in Panchagarh

UNB, Panchagarh

A 13-year-old boy was detained on Monday following the alleged gang rape of a five-year-old girl in Hakimpur Jendapara village in Debiganj Upazila.

The accused is a resident of Jendapara village. Debiganj Police Station’s in-charge Robiul Hasan said they detained the boy from the village in the afternoon.

Family members of the victim said two teenagers, aged 16 and 13, had barged into the house and raped the minor girl on Sunday evening when her parents were not at home.

They fled after the girl lost consciousness.

When the mother returned, she found her child lying on the floor unconscious. After the child regained her senses, she told her mother what had happened and named her rapists.

The victim’s mother said they took her to Debiganj Upazila Health Complex after her condition deteriorated on early Monday.

Elderly man dies of ‘sound of crude bomb blast’

UNB, Shariatpur

An elderly man died reportedly following violent sound of crude bomb blast during a clash at Chhabbispara village in Zanjira upazila on Sunday.The deceased was identified as Abdul Khaleque Talukdar alias Malek, 72, son of late Abdul Quadir Talukdar of the village.

Locals said victim’s younger brother Abu Talukdar had been at loggerheads with his cousin Abdul Halem Talukdar.

As a sequel of the enmity, their men locked into a clash around 11am, leaving several persons injured.

43 ‘drug peddlers’ arrested

Our Correspondent, Bogura

Police arrested 43 suspected drug peddlers, including three women, in an anti-narcotics raid across the district in last 12-hour ending at 10:30am yesterday morning.

Sonaton Chakroborty, additional superintendent of police said they seized 225 pieces of yaba tablets, 12 bottles of phensidyl, one kg hemp, 250gm heroin during the drive.

The drive began around 10:30pm on February 10 and continued until 10:30am.

On February 11 detectives also worked with them, said Sonaton. Police sources said drug peddlers, suppliers and addicts were among the arrestees. Police filed 20 cases against the arrested people with separate police stations.

Police Super Md Ali Ashraf Bhuiyan (BPM Bar) said the operation will continue until the drug business is completely removed.

 

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